Quote Originally Posted by Twick View Post
I'm sure there are a lot of young women who do feel inhibited about asking for birth control information. If I had been, I'd be very grateful for openness and acceptance. But I think many doctor's training has a tinge of "Everyone has sex! But many won't admit it on the first question, so you have to press them a bit."

I'm not sure how a practitioner can best balance encouraging those fearful of condemnation versus believing what their clients tell them.
This is very true. They drum it into us so much to make the patient's sexual history a standard part of the consult, the idea being to make it routine and shame-free, that sometimes we roll right over a *lack* of one. Hell, I'm asexual myself and I'm still regularly surprised at how little some people are having sex.